Applying for Aid
How to Apply
- All admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their application for admission.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required to be considered for need-based financial aid. Apply online at fafsa.gov and use our Federal School Code 003694 to have your FAFSA sent to Saint Michael’s.
- The student and at least one parent (for dependent students) will need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) to electronically sign the FAFSA.
- When submitting the FAFSA, look for IRS Data Retrieval Tool to directly link your IRS income information to your FAFSA. Linking your IRS tax information directly to your FAFSA streamlines aid processing and reduces the need to Student Financial Services to collect supplemental documentation.
We encourage all students to complete and submit the FAFSA annually to ensure consideration for all available sources of financial aid. FAFSA information is used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid and need-based aid from St. Mike’s.
When to Apply
The 2019-20 priority financial aid deadline is February 1, 2019. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration for all available sources of aid.
Looking for aid for the 2018-19 school year including Summer 2019? It’s not too late! Submit your 2018-19 FAFSA no later than June 30, 2019!
The 2018-19 FAFSA is available at fafsa.gov
Contact our office or check out these resources:
General Information on Completing the FAFSA
Determining Dependency Status and Whether Parental Information is Required
Determining Who is Your Parent for FAFSA Purposes
Your Financial Aid Award
The exact timing of your financial aid award depends on several factors. If you are an applicant for Fall 2019 Admission, submit your 2019-20 FAFSA in October 2018 to ensure your financial aid award is issues as early in 2019 as possible. Your financial aid award may include estimated financial aid if we have requested any additional information or documentation or for federal/state award which are subject to budget approval.
Financial aid awards for returning students will be available in late May/early June provided the FAFSA and any additional required documentation were received by February 1st. Financial aid awards for continuing students are prepared after we verify academic progression at the end of the school year.